Brassinosteroid signaling: From receptor kinases to transcription factors

Jianming Li*

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Unlike animal steroids, which rely on intracellular steroid receptors to directly alter gene activities, plant steroids use transmembrane receptor kinases to initiate a phosphorylation-mediated signaling cascade to convey their signals into the nucleus. Recent studies have begun to unravel the biochemical details of individual steps of the brassinosteroid signal transduction pathway, including ligand binding and receptor dimerization at the cell surface, signal transmission across the cell membrane, the phosphorylation of cellular targets in the cytosol, and gene regulation inside the nucleus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-531
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Plant Biology
Issue number5
Early online date27 Jul 2005
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Plant Science


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